Tag: FAO

FAO vegetable oil price index falls to eight-month low

FAO vegetable oil price index falls to eight-month low

May 24, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that decreases in prices of palm oil, soybean oil and rapeseed oil show through more strongly in the FAO price index than do increases in asking prices for sunflower oil. The April FAO price index for vegetable oils slipped 7.2 points, or 5.2 per cent, and the lowest level since August […]

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Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

Vegetable oil price index hits two-year high

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the UFOP reports that firm vegetable oil prices caused the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to rise considerably at the end of 2019. The surge was mainly driven by firm palm oil prices. However, asking prices for soybean, sunflower and rapeseed oil also […]

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Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

Palm and soybean oil lose a lot of ground

July 14, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) dropped 12 per cent over the past marketing year and is currently at a level lower than that recorded in December 2018. The FAO vegetable price index shows the changes in international prices for […]

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Contrasting changes in global prices for vegetable oils and cereals

Contrasting changes in global prices for vegetable oils and cereals

May 12, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations price indices for vegetable oils and cereals have recently trended in opposite directions. Whereas vegetable oils have been under considerable downward pressure, cereal prices have increased since the beginning of the year. Asking prices for vegetable oils decreased considerably over the […]

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Vegetable oil prices decline to 5-month low

Vegetable oil prices decline to 5-month low

January 21, 2018 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that the vegetable oil price index fell to a five-month low in December 2017. FAO’s price indices for oilseeds and vegetable oils fell by, respectively, 2.2 and 9.6 points (or 1.5 and 5.6 percent), whereas the oilmeal index rebounded by 7.0 points (or […]

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Vegetable oil prices on the rise

Vegetable oil prices on the rise

October 28, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose to a seven-month high in September 2017. Above all, the firmer prices for palm and soybean oil contributed to the surge. Asking prices for vegetable oils firmed significantly in the third quarter of […]

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FAO says biofuels not good or bad but sustainable or not

FAO says biofuels not good or bad but sustainable or not

August 30, 2017 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization says that biofuels are like any other kind of agriculture in that the social and environmental sustainability of the production dictate whether or not they are positive or negative. It went on to say that the illusion of competition between food and fuel is a simple narrative for […]

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FAO says debate over conventional biofuels too simplified

FAO says debate over conventional biofuels too simplified

June 12, 2017 |

In Belgium, FAO told Euractiv that making overgeneralizations and sweeping statements about biofuels, such as conventional biofuels competing with food or that palm oil destroys forests, are not necessarily true and can be counterproductive. Brazil has demonstrated that both sugar and ethanol can be produced sustainably, while in Indonesia where 45% of high yielding palm […]

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FAO and IEA publish How2Guide for Bioenergy

FAO and IEA publish How2Guide for Bioenergy

February 16, 2017 |

In France, a concerted effort is needed to accelerate the development and deployment of bioenergy technologies globally. National and regional bioenergy roadmaps can play a key role in assisting decision makers identify pathways that are tailored to local resources and priority actions to overcome economic and non‑economic barriers. This How2Guide for Bioenergy was jointly developed […]

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OECD and FAO estimate biodiesel production and demand to grow 14% by 2020

OECD and FAO estimate biodiesel production and demand to grow 14% by 2020

July 7, 2016 |

In France, a new joint report by the OECD and FAO estimate that biodiesel production and demand will both grow by 14% between now and 2020, fueled by blending mandates in a number of countries from the European Union to the US and Indonesia. Production is expected to grow to 37.9 billion liters in 2020 […]

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